Porcelain Veneers

What Can Veneers Do For Grand Prairie Smiles?

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Porcelain Veneers

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Hello, and welcome to our Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are frequently used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a small portion of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers all the services you need to create your very best smile. Ask us about gum contouring, smile transformations, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces.

If you are looking for a dentist with skill creating beautiful porcelain veneers, give Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Stephen Ratcliff and I have been practicing dentistry since 1990.

Please call 817-200-7323 and a member of our warm and friendly staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry.


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on September 4, 2013

 

Contact Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:

817-200-7323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas
76013

 

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Crown Or Veneer?

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Porcelain Veneers

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I am Stephen Ratcliff of Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington.  Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers multiple cosmetic dental procedures for creating sensational smiles. Two of the most popular procedures are dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Many patients don’t understand the difference between the two. Generally, a crown strengthens a compromised tooth while a veneer is used mainly for cosmetic improvements.

A dental crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth. A veneer is an ultra-thin layer for the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of extremely strong ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are affixed to the tooth with special adhesive. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years if properly cared for, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but dental crowns are frequently a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can repair the shape of a tooth, correct a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

The success of a crown or veneer procedure depends on expert professionals at the lab and in the dentist’s office. Your cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and submit an accurate order to the lab.

The role of the Arlington dental lab technician is equally vital.  Highly skilled lab technicians fabricate custom dental crowns and veneers to the specifications of the cosmetic dentist. They must have the expertise to meet the precise standards needed for successful restorations.

Consider the myriad characteristics of a restoration: the exact shape, the precise size, the precise color, and the proper placement in the mouth. This is a case of all or nothing – each variable must be right on the mark or it must be redone.

The team at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and the terrific staff at our dental lab work together to provide the highest quality dental restorations for our valued patients.

If you would like more beneficial details about crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to connect with us to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and dazzling. Call 817-200-7323 today!

 

Contact Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:

817-200-7323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, TX
76013

 

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Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

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A well-designed veneer does not make your tooth look larger – unless you want it to. A veneer can correct many cosmetic dental problems and is a minimally invasive restoration. During the placement of some porcelain veneers, an extremely thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth.

If you have teeth with damage, discoloration, an irregular shape or minimal to moderate misalignment, you have several dental remedies to choose from. Don’t worry if you feel that veneers seem to have more cons than pros for you. You have alternative options. We can analyze your smile, your needs, and your goals to develop a perfect plan.

Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers the highest standard of dental care and the full spectrum of important services including:

porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
dental implants
Invisalign clear braces
dentures

Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been improving smiles since 1990. We’ve scheduled Mansfield patients for cosmetic dentistry. We’ve served patients from Grand Prairie with family dentistry. We’ve performed popular procedures like restorative dentistry for our patients in Arlington. And we can advise you on any restorative, preventative, or cosmetic procedure in which you are interested.

Ask us about invisible braces, the cost of a dental bridge, or how long it takes to whiten your teeth.

With our busy schedules, we don’t want a long wait to see the dentist. Dr. Stephen Ratcliff’s team schedules carefully so we can keep your consultation convenient, pleasant, informative and thorough. Our staff is warm and friendly and equipped to do it right.

Call our office to schedule a consultation: 817-200-7323

Contact Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:

817-200-7323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas
76013

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Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For Arlington Smiles

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Porcelain Veneers

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Hi! Welcome to the Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the Fort Worth area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom-made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your Mansfield, Bentley Village, and Cook’s Meadow dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Cook’s Meadow area and are looking for a family, general, or cosmetic dentist, give Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Stephen Ratcliff and I have been practicing advanced dentistry in Arlington, Texas since 1990. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.

Please call 817-200-7323 and a member of our warm and friendly staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

Dr. Stephen Ratcliff
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas
817-200-7323
http://www.myarlingtoncosmeticdentist.com/meet_the_doctor.php

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on Feb. 12, 2013

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Veneers Explained For Mansfield TX Dental Patients

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 in Porcelain Veneers

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Hello! We are so glad you came to the Arlington dental health blog. This is the place where we take the time to answer some of the questions cosmetic dentistry patients in the Fort Worth area are curious about. Today we are discussing veneers. You may have heard the word veneer used in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry, and that is because they are a popular and effective cosmetic dentistry tool.

Veneers are covers for the front part of the teeth. They are usually used to correct tooth imperfections, such as chipping, staining, decay, or crooked teeth. Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

The first step in the veneer process is to make a mold to work from. Your Mansfield TX, Bentley Village, or Cook’s Meadow dentist will make the model of your teeth. After that, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers.

It is important to note that because a little of the enamel from the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

If you are in the Cook’s Meadow area and are looking for a dentist, give Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Stephen Ratcliff and I have been serving Arlington, Texas since 1990.

Please call 817-200-7323 and a member of our warm and friendly staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, dental care, or smile makeovers.

Call today!

Dr. Stephen Ratcliff
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas
817-200-7323
http://www.myarlingtoncosmeticdentist.com/meet-dr-ratcliff/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on March, 5, 2014

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What’s New At Your Arlington Dentist Office?

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

What's New At Your Arlington TX Cosmetic Dental Office?

Hello friends of Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, today we’re talking about the modern dental office in Texas. Dentistry is a field of continual innovation. There are always new and improved ways to help Fort Worth residents have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

Many dental offices in the Arlington TX, and Fort Worth areas have found that switching to digital X-rays makes for more efficient appointments. Also, the dental images can more easily be stored in a patient’s computer file and compared with past images.

Diode lasers are innovative instruments that allow your Fort Worth area dentist to detect bacteria levels in your mouth as well as find and treat cavities.

For Arlington patients interested in cosmetic or restorative dentistry, CAD (computer-assisted design) technology can allow procedures that involve crowns and bridges to be done in fewer appointments.

If you are considering a full smile makeover and want veneers, the newer, thinner veneers are just as strong and beautiful, but more of the original tooth is left intact.

I’m Dr. Stephen Ratcliff. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. My practice, Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, is located at 909 W Mitchell St, and our warm and friendly dental team is always ready to welcome new patients. We offer the following services:

dental implants
cosmetic dentistry
teeth whitening

Call 817-200-7323 today to schedule an appointment!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog: “Advances in Dental Care: What’s New at the Dentist,” WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/advances-in-dental-care-whats-new-at-the-dentist, accessed on February 1, 2012

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